implausible children’s books
This week on Novel Ideas, a rather exhausted pair of book loving siblings cover Game of Thrones by George RR Martin. As everyone who isn’t currently living under a rock is aware, this bestselling book is also a rather well regarded show on HBO. We make some comparisons between the two, though we mainly focus on the book. All in all, it’s a slightly unfocused episode this week as fatigue leads us strange noises, an inability to focus on a topic, and pointless repetition. We also talk about ridiculous podcast ideas, GRRM’s version of a cliffhanger, the motivations of villains, and strong female characters. Also, sigh, incest.
The music this week is Ramin Dwajadi’s title theme to the “Game of Thrones” series on HBO, but I probably don’t have to tell you that unless you’re still hanging out under that rock.